Paracelsus

Description
A portrait of Paracelsus (Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim). Paracelsus (1493-1541), was an alchemist, physician, astrologer, and reformer of therapeutics. He pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine, was the first to used the word zinc for the element zinc, is sometimes called the father of toxicology and is credited as providing the first clinical/scientific mention of the unconscious.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
depicted
Paracelsus
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
etching (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
image: 14.2 cm x 11.1 cm; 5 9/16 in x 4 3/8 in
overall: 17.1 cm x 13.1 cm; 6 3/4 in x 5 3/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0059
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06233
collector/donor number
SAP 926
subject
Portraits
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Religion
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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